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Thyroid injury with neck trauma - resources

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 19, 2008
  • 01:28 AM

Back in 1996 I had an auto accident (the middle one of three, none my fault). In each accident I had both a traumatic brain injury and 'soft tissue damage' to my neck and back.

While getting physical therapy for the neck and back, I described developing difficulties I was having, which the physical therapist said were likely from an injured thyroid, stating that such thyroid damage was common with neck injuries.

I had my TSH tested and - while just months before the accident it had been about 2.5 - by a few months after the accident it was 15.2.

I have had multiple, repeated problems with my insurance company reimbursing bills. For this they still argue that they don't feel that it is related to the accident, that it just 'happened' to have occurred around the same time.

I've found a few things online linking the two, but since I had the head injuries, looking for such things online result in SEVERE headaches and DAYS to recover from the concentration involved.

Can ANYONE out there point me to some definitive information that states that neck injury, such as that in an auto accident, can lead to hypothyroidism?

Thank you very much!

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  • You should be talking to an attorney about this, not the internet. No amount of information you find on the internet will enable you to "prove" anything to your insurance provider.It doesn't really matter whether hypothyroidism is a potential complication of neck injury. It doesn't follow from that fact that you have neck injury-related hypothyroidism. You need at least a real diagnosis of hypothyroidism from a qualified and licensed physician. Physical therapists do not go to med school and do not take the USMLE. They do not practice medicine.TSH alone cannot diagnose a thyroid disorder. You need to get a blood TSH and thyroid hormone assay simultaneously to rule out a pituitary adenoma.Again, if your concern is the denial of your insurance claim, you should talk to an attorney who specializes in insurance cases. You cannot successfully challenge their denial in any other way. You're asking for legal help, and this is not the appropriate place to find it.
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    • October 6, 2008
    • 09:31 AM
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